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Old 04-14-2011, 04:12 PM
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85 chevy c10 reverse lights dont work

I have an 85 c10 that the reverse lights dont work. I checked the lights and they are good. I dont have a haynes manual so i cant look it up. I have a th350 so i dont have a semi conductor on the tranny. anyone know what i should do. i dont think that the lights are getting the signal from whatever sensor the reverse lights use. and i dont know where it is located either.

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85 is probably part of the NSS switch at teh bottom of the column
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Info I have is the back up light switch is on the column in the NSS on automatic trans. trucks, on the column on 3 speed manuals, (didn't know they made a 3 speed manual) and in the transmission on 4 speed manuals.
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Neutral Safety switch

ok so i check my nss by putting it in drive and trying to start it. The nss worked like it should, it didnt let me turn the key and start it. So why are my back up lights still not working.
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The back-up light switch is part of the NSS.
There should be 4 wires connected to the switch. (2) wires are for NSS and (2) wires are for the back-up lights.
The switch is located on the lower part of the steering column.
Also check for a blown fuse and for a bad ground at the lights.
To test the switch remove the blue and lt green wires and install a jumper between the wires. Turn on the ignition. The headlights may need to be on. If the lights light, the switch is bad or not adjusted correctly.

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back up lights

THanks I will take a look at that. if it needs to just be adjusted. how do you do that?
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The part is white plastic, has notch's or detent's on it. You move the part on the switch by hand, either right or left checking for backup light's after each click. This is not hard at all too do. Hope this help's another C-10 owner.
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Nss

So I checked the Lt. Green and Purple wire on the NSS, and they were plugged in backwards. I switched them and tada back up lights.
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If the car starts your good.
Glad it worked out for you.

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